Category Archives: USA

Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 596

The Streets of Philadelphia So, when I think of Philly, my mind immediately turns to 80s movies such as Rocky and Trading Places, where the 80s struggling economy made an impact and the streets were grey and filled with homeless … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 594

The Ghost Town of Pennsylvania On our PA roadtrip we headed about an hour and a half north of Philly to a ‘town’ called Centralia, though it’s not so much a town now as a wasteland. Centralia’s population has dwindled from … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 593

Pennsylvania roadtrip So, the intention of this roadtrip was to get to different areas of PA from those more Amish influenced areas that we’d been to before. The aim was to take in Philly and some of the surrounding towns … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 592

Howard County celebrity Col. Gateway So, where I live there is a road called Columbia Gateway Drive but on the road signs for it, it is written like this: And so this local dude has fashioned himself as ‘Col. Gateway’ … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 591

Eatery bucket list As well as a travel bucket list, we have an eatery bucket list to complete before we go back to the UK, and I have to say it’s not all great food, but such is the way of … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 586

Spring Maryland style Well, first day of Spring here on the East Coast looks like this: It sucks. Big time. Why I’m slightly partial to the USA An American friend yesterday gave an excellent description of the differences between the … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 585

UK culture in USA schools – talent show time! Harry’s school is holding a ‘cultural talent show’ whereby the children are encouraged to ‘demonstrate a talent reflective of your culture’ and ‘take to the fashion show ramp while modeling your … Continue reading

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